Santa Cruz Nutritionals

Janitorial/Sanitation Lead

Santa Cruz Nutritionals - Santa Cruz, CA - Full Time

Job Summary

To assist the Sanitation Supervisor develop and maintain the plant Sanitation Program. Facilitates job performance of sanitors, through efficient use of time and material resources. This role directs Sanitation Team work areas and job assignments. Trains Sanitation Team in cleaning  procedures while promoting safety. Takes direction from the Sanitation Supervisor, but is capable of analyzing and reacting to any special sanitation demands that may arise.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead day to day tasks of Sanitation Team
  • Assists Sanitation Supervisor with ongoing sanitation programs and administrative duties
  • Provides daily evaluation of Sanitation needs, to plan effective use of department resources
  • Interface with Production & Maintenance groups to achieve maximum availability of production equipment
  • Monitor and maintain food safety and quality procedures in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)
  • Ensures crew is effectively meeting deadlines and productivity
  • Instructs and trains team to perform essential job functions
  • Monitors waste stream
  • Performs inspection of pest control traps
  • Implements safe work practices in all areas
  • Follows up top priorities throughout the shift
  • Immediately reports any incidents or staff issues
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • 2 years’ experience as a lead/supervisor in food plant sanitation
  • Bilingual English/Spanish is required
  • Strong knowledge of GMP practices and procedures
  • Knowledge of MSDS processes and procedures
  • Intermediate planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to manage and prioritize urgent requests to meet deadlines
  • Self-starter and able to motivate employees
  • Ability to train and develop staff
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of plant personnel
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work various shifts as needed


Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing all day. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. 

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